Drama absent in Galax’s 48-8 win at Narrows

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After two straight nailbiters, the Maroon Tide breezed past the Green Wave.

By Staff Reports

 NARROWS –– Galax had seen its last two games decided by having the opposition score a go-ahead touchdown in the final seconds. The Maroon Tide gave Narrows no such opportunity Friday night.

Galax scored 35 first-half points and got back into the win column with a 48-8 Mountain Empire District win at Ragsdale Field.

Donte Peoples scored on a 4-yard run and Darius Brown hauled in a 5-yard touchdown pass from Chris Poole for a quick 14-0 lead for the Maroon Tide (5-3 overall, 1-2 district), and Steven Peoples tacked on a 39-yard scoring run for a 21-0 Galax lead entering the second period.

The Tide added two more scores to take the 35-0 lead into the half. Steven Peoples darted in from 15 yards out and Donte Peoples nabbed a 23-yard scoring toss from Poole, and Eli Brady knocked through his fifth PAT of the half for the big lead at intermission.

Donte Peoples added a 2-yard touchdown run and Charles Harris scored from 24 yards out in the third quarter before Narrows avoided the shutout with a late 2-yard touchdown run by Trevor Hart.

Steven Peoples finished the night four yards shy of 1,000 on the season, carrying seven times for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Donte Peoples added 141 yards and a pair of scores on 12 attempts.

Poole attempted just three passes, completing two for 28 yards, both of them touchdowns.

Galax racked up 417 yards of total offense, averaging 15 yards per rushing attempt, and limited the Green wave (1-7, 1-2) to 180 yards of offense.



Galax..........21  14  13  0––48

Narrows........0    0    0  8––  8


First quarter

G–D.Peoples 4 run (Brady kick)

G–Brown 5 pass from Poole (Brady kick)

G–S.Peoples 39 run (Brady kick)

Second quarter

G–S.Peoples 15 run (Brady kick)

G–D.Peoples 22 pass from Poole (Brady kick)

Third quarter

G–D.Peoples  52 run (Brady kick)

G–Harris 24 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

N–Hart 2 run (Dent run)


                                G  N

First downs              11  9

Rushes-yards    26-389  26-88

Yards passing           92  28

Comp-Att-Int       2-3-0  5-17-0

Punts-average         0-0  3-33.0

Fumbles-lost           1-0  1-0

Penalties-yards      4-40  2-10



RUSHING—Galax, S.Peoples 7-158, D.Peoples 12-141, Smith 4-47, Harris 2-32, Poole 1-11. Narrows, Hart 11-49, Stowers 5-21, Martin 5-13, Evans 1-5, Dent 1-0, Perdue 3-0.

PASSING–Galax, Poole 2-3-0-28. Narrows, Perdue 5-17-0-92.

RECEIVING–Galax, D.Peoples 1-23, Brown 1-5. Narrows, Kantsios 2-49, Givens 1-23, Dent 1-16, Kennett 1-4.